Friday, October 3, 2014

How Well Do You Understand the Powerful Gifts of Your Spouse? (Psalm 18:39)




When I first married Kayla, I have to admit that I was tempted to ask myself about her flaws until I found out how useless that was for me and for both of us.  God gave me her for many as well as two good reasons:

1. For her weaknesses

Our weakness are to prove that God alone is God.   I am learning that it is a very important tool component that God uses for us to compliment each other (her strengths for my weaknesses and her weaknesses for my strength). This way we can understand that we need each other.

Most of all, similar to what I first mentioned, her weaknesses are not for me to fall into turmoil over, but they are there to reveal God's greatness, His faithfulness, and his grace and mercy upon our lives.  It's simply beautiful to realize day by day how God gave us our weaknesses as a reminder that we need God moment by moment. We were not made to be the stars, no, a thousand times we fail, but God has never failed us, not...even....once!

As God helps me to praise Him for my wife's strengths, it's helping me see her weakness less and less.  In fact, as I praise God for her strengths, even her weaknesses start to be seen as strengths as well, as I see how God reveals His powerful grace in our lives. Yes, we are human, but Jesus (both human and God in nature) has been through it all and He is living in my wife.  So, wow, through Jesus and His love for us we have found Him faithful to us in our time of need more and more, time and time again daily.  This to say, yeah, I praise God for my honey who helps me to understand these things.

2.  Her strengths

One of the strengths of my wife is she is an AWESOME and powerful prayer warrior.  It's in her genes.  : )  When she prays, things get done light years faster than they ever could without it.  I have grown and am growing to really value her prayers more and more in my life.

I also understand how satan tries to work.  For all prayer warriors I believe he tries [with no avail] to send attacks in two ways.  He shows up saying "You don't need to pray for this.  You can figure it out practically. Don't say to God anything about it."  My wife always wins the battle with this one.  The second is this: "Don't be a warrior, be a worrier."  But again, my wife knocks this one out the box!  I praise God for my wife.  She is UNSTOPPABLE!  She is anointed with grace and God's life changing power flows within her bones.   I am so grateful for her.

So how well do you understand your spouses powers? ;)   When I think of my wife, I think of Psalm 18:39

You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.


I am so grateful and confident in our future because God gave me a Proverbs 31 woman of faith and strength in God.   And I'm not that bad myself ;)

God bless you today!  I pray for an AMAZING and POWERFUL day for you today!

Amen!

If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

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